July 23, 1997
The State of California says:
"Being fearless, savage and tenacious... should make them (ferrets) exceptionally effective transmitters of rabies."
"Pet European Ferrets..." p. 36
California Department of Health Services
What others say:
Annual Summaries of Rabies Surveillance
1984-1990---Centers for Disease Control,
United States Public Health Service
2,240 rabid dogs
2,310 rabid cats
10 rabid ferrets
There never has been a recorded transmission of rabies from a ferret to a human being.